How to get to Pen y Pass
Pen y Pass is the access point to both the Miners’ and Pyg Track trailheads leading to Yr Wyddfa’s summit. Between the months of April and October, planning how to get to Pen y Pass in advance is essential.
The Sherpa’r Wyddfa bus service is one of the most efficient ways of reaching Pen y Pass. The service means that you can park at Nant Peris, Llanberis or Caernarfon and make use of its direct links to Pen y Pass. The service can also take you to Pen y Pass from Bangor.
Drop-offs are allowed at Pen y Pass. Therefore, asking a friend or relative to drop you off at the car park can be a great alternative if you find that parking spaces are full.
Pen y Pass Car Park
Eryri Parking App
The Eryri Parking app helps you find available parking in the north of Eryri National Park. Using real-time data and sensors, the app will direct you to the most convenient parking in the Yr Wyddfa, Ogwen and Betws y Coed areas of Eryri.
Dedicated parking bays for blue badge holders are available at Pen y Pass car park and operate on a first come first served basis.
If you’re using the Sherpa’r Wyddfa bus service, all journeys will be operated by low floor buses with wheelchair space and ramp to ensure that the stops provided with raised kerbs are served by accessible vehicles.
If you’re parking a minibus which is over 5m in length at Pen y Pass, you should contact the National Park Authority to arrange parking beforehand.
There are no allocated motorcycle spaces.
Additionally, motorcyclists will not be allowed to share a parking spaces. All parking spaces are for one vehicle only.
Pen y Pass car park operates as a pre-book only car park between April and October.